W Marks The Spot27 May 2016
Although it’s not part of our industry standards, many plumbing products in NZ still carry the WaterMark stamp of approval. Here’s what you need to know about the ‘W’ sticker and how it benefits you and your clients.
WaterMark is Australia’s mandatory certification scheme for ensuring plumbing installations and products are fit for purpose and comply with the national Plumbing Code. With more plumbing equipment being imported into Australia (& New Zealand) than ever before, it can be easy to forget that product quality shouldn’t be taken for granted.
The scheme is administered by independent certifying authorities,
which set high bars for safety and quality. In order to achieve certification, the material or product must be manufactured in accordance with an approved Quality Assurance Program, tested by a recognised testing laboratory, and carry a warranty. Products found to make the grade are marked with the ‘W’ logo and listed on the WaterMark Product Database.
If the logo looks familiar, it’s because Reece sell and recommend WaterMark certified products along with other local supplier products that have Reece’s tick of approval. This is why, when a customer chooses Reece, they can be sure they’re buying a product that will last.
Check it out at www.reece.co.nz